Graduate Cost of Attendance

Driven by a passion to educate tomorrow’s Christian leaders without requiring them to take on crippling debt, the University offers tuition that is significantly lower than other options: University tuition is over five times less expensive than the national average!*

Graduate Tuition Rate

Master of Arts in Practical Ministry
Tuition $7,200
Textbook costs ($100 per course estimate)[2] $1,200
Program total cost $8,400
Master of Divinity
Tuition $14,800
Textbook costs ($100 per course estimate)[2] $2,400
Program total cost $17,200

Note: Enrollment in University certificate programs does not qualify students to receive Federal Student Aid or active military Tuition Assistance. Enrollment in University certificate programs does qualify students to receive Veteran’s Assistance benefits.


1. Graduate full-time status is 18 credits per year (6 credits per trimester). See Satisfactory Academic Progress policy for more information about enrollment status.

2. Students may purchase textbooks from the vendor of their choice. Therefore, the cost listed above is only a best estimate. When purchased, students own these materials permanently. See Textbook Information for vendor recommendations.

3. This is an estimate of personal living expenses for the 12-month period covered by the 2020-2021 academic year. Actual expenses will vary considerably depending on student’s location and spending habits. Any financial aid refund (aid in excess of tuition and fee costs) should be used to pay for books, supplies, and living expenses.

Despite being a 100% online institution, Shiloh University is required to choose a specific location on which it bases housing and meals costs. The University selected the closest urban center to its administrative offices, Iowa City. Housing cost (2020-2021: $8,474) is based on a survey of various rental options in the area. Meal cost (2020-2021: $3,306) is based on USDA Cost of Food at Home average determined by the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

4. Other Expenses is an estimate of miscellaneous personal costs including but not limited to clothing, personal hygiene, entertainment, and laundry. Transportation expenses are not included because transportation is not needed for online course work.

* Based on a comparison of Shiloh University tuition and fee costs with undergraduate tuition and fees (private colleges) and graduate tuition and fees (private and public colleges) averages published by the National Center for Educational Statistics.